Teen Titans Academy #1 review

Term begins at the Roy Harper Titans Academy, the DC Universe’s brand new school for ‘gifted youngsters’. I’m not being snarky, the phrase is right there in the splash page legend for this Future State spin-out, which tells us that Nightwing, Donna Troy, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy are ready to mentor the next […]

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Captain Marvel #27 review

It’s the morning after the dystopia before. Carol Danvers is back from a dark 2052 where she had a major victory, but failed to save as many people as she would wish. A personal loss was her relationship with James Rhodes and now, 12 days on, Captain Marvel just wants to hide away from the […]

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Nightwing #78 review

Dick gets a dog – and she’s adorable! Oh, you want more? Well, you don’t have to be a boy acrobat to find this first Infinite Frontier issue of Nightwing a wonderful jumping-on point. The story opens with a flashback to our hero’s first meeting with future Batgirl and Oracle Barbara Gordon, after they’ve both […]

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Justice League #59 review

I’m not one for re-starting series willy nilly, but if ever a book deserved a new #1 it’s Brian Bendis and David Marquez’ Justice League. Even though the story continues from recent DC Universe events, it feels as fresh as a Themysciran daisy. The issue opens in the Hall of Justice with a conversation between […]

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The Joker #1 review

Riddle me this? When is a Joker comic not a Joker comic? When the star of the show is Jim Gordon. Sure, the Clown Prince of crime appears throughout the issue, but it’s in flashback, or he’s an eerie figure haunting Gotham’s recently retired police commissioner. Joker #1 is a terrific study of Gordon, laying […]

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Wonder Woman #770 review

Where does the greatest superhero blessed by the gods of Olympus go when she dies? Where else but… …Valhalla? It’s not all mead and toasting for Diana, though – while her nights are spent carousing, her days are devoted to battle. In Wagnerian hero Siegfried, Diana has an instant friend, but he’s not the only […]

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Superman #29 review

Beyond Earth’s atmosphere, Superman and Superboy are defending the earth from space shrimps. A beam from a Star Labs satellite seems to close the breach through which the green monsters have been coming, allowing Clark and Jon to head home to spend downtime with Lois. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad boss Amanda Waller is mulling over information […]

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